Jim Elliot
Martyred Christian missionary to Ecuador
Jim Elliot
Philip James Elliot was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Waodani people of Ecuador.
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Singer Will Young on his Ipswich Regent visit - East Anglian Daily Times
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Young has written all but one song on new album Echoes - out this week along with Jealousy - along with a personally assembled roll call of collaborators including Jim Elliot and Mima Stilwell (Kylie), Andy Cato (Groove Armada) and Pascal Gabriel
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Steve Uppal inspires to live a life that counts - Cross Rhythms
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His journals inspired the likes of Jonathan Edwards, Henry Martyn, William Carey, Jim Elliot, Adoniram Judson and many more pioneers of the Christian faith, who in turn impacted countless thousands if not millions of lives. Even the great John Wesley
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Opinion: Tom Clancy and terrorism - Associated Baptist Press
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Jim Elliot was martyred by Waodani warriors at the age of 28. He left behind a statement in his journal which challenges me every time I read it: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." Do you agree?
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Local business owner sues city - The Warner Robins Patriot
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Shaheen explaiend that city's are sued quite often; and he believes City Attorney Jim Elliot will handle the issue apropriately. "This is something that happens on a weekly basis for the city of Warner Robins, or any municipality
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Tabor College Tops Million Dollar Goal - KSAL
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Jim Elliot, Tabor's vice president for advancement, says the goal was exceeded with the help of new and longtime supporters. Tabor is located in the central Kansas community of Hillsboro and has about 600 students. It's affiliated with the Mennonite
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SMITH v. DELMAR - Leagle.com
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Defendants Carole Delmar, Jim Elliot, and Café Real Estate, Inc. doing business as Del Mar Properties, appeal from an order denying their motion to enforce an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) agreement for mediation and arbitration and to stay the
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Give more, worry less: A Christian perspective on the Stock Market - Patheos
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... for all their poverty, for all their hunger, the people in Somalia possess the one thing we so desperately need in this country — Hope. We've become a nation of obese people who feast upon fear and despair. What was it the martyr Jim Elliot said?
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Astronautas llevan la historia de las misiones al espacio - PERUGOSPEL
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Saint era uno de los cinco misioneros al Ecuador, que incluía a Jim Elliot, que en 1956 fue asesinado en un banco de arena por una tribu de los indios huaoroni o aucas. Forrester supo de esta historia durante un concierto de Steven Curtis Chapman
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Orchardists stay informed with meetings - Vernon Morning Star
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“We're in sort of a transition right now,” said Jim Elliot, a grower in Oyama. “The economy, the grower base, the Canadian dollar, the merging of co-ops — everything is changing.” Yet in the past 70 years since the co-operative has been in operation,
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Hooded Vulture at The Center for Birds of Prey - TheDigitel
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By increasing our understanding of issues being faced by raptors globally, we are better able to take steps locally to protect these magnificent animals that are so important to our eco-system,” said Jim Elliot, Executive Director of the Avian
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Home-grown & red hot - News of the World
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But since then she hasn't looked back, and this chance meeting put her in touch with songwriters, including Jim Elliot who wrote Kylie's All The Lovers. "He just completely got it," says Jade, who lives in east London with her boyfriend, Leigh Keates
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Williams College and MIT Astronomers Observe Pluto and its Moons - iBerkshires.com
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The MIT team, founded by the late Jim Elliot, is now headed by Michael Person and Amanda Bosh in collaboration with Amanda Gulbis, who is also at the South African Astronomical Observatory in Cape Town. They also work with Stephen Levine,
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Kunci Agar Doa Selalu Dijawab Tuhan - Jawaban.com
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(Filipi 1:21). Jadi mari kita jalani sebaik mungkin hidup yang telah Tuhan berikan kepada kita saat ini. Misionaris Jim Elliot pernah menulis seperti ini: “Dimanapun Anda berada, hadirlah disana sepenuhnya. Jalani setiap situasi hingga akhir saat Anda
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NG Field Notes: Chasing Pluto Across the Pacific - NatGeo News Watch (blog)
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Dr. Leslie Young was lucky enough to be on Jim Elliot's team out of MIT that discovered Pluto's atmosphere with the stellar occultation technique in 1998 when she was a year out of college. A chance like that can warp a tender mind, and Dr. Young has
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Mantecans on winning side of low-scoring game - Manteca Bulletin
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Ripon High's Robert Vernon coached alongside Jim Elliot Christian's Mike Pontius and Rick Martel for the North. Kendra Contente of Ripon got to pitch and struck out two in two scoreless innings. She was joined by fellow Ripon graduate Alissa Vickers,
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City faces fines for work done to Bay Gall - The Warner Robins Patriot
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City Attorney Jim Elliot says that due to ongoing administrative procedures he cannot discuss the matter at this time. The city of Warner Robins authorized the Public Works Department to dredge the Bay Gall Creek last year, the only problem is,
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    TWENTIES
  • 1956
    Age 28
    Their plans were preempted by the arrival of a larger group of about 10 Huaorani warriors, who killed Elliot and his four companions on January 8, 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Elliot's body was found downstream, along with those of the other men, except that of Ed McCully which was found even farther downstream. His journal entry for October 28, 1949, expresses his belief that work dedicated to Jesus was more important than his life (see Luke 9:24 in the Bible). "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." This is the quote that is most often attributed to Elliot, which is very close to a saying of the English nonconformist preacher Philip Henry (1631–1696) who said "He is no fool who parts with that which he cannot keep, when he is sure to be recompensed with that which he cannot lose". Life magazine published a ten-page article on Elliot's and his friends' mission and deaths. After her husband's death, Elisabeth Elliot and other missionaries began working among the Huaorani, where they continued evangelistic work. She later published two books, Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot and Through Gates of Splendor, which describe the life and death of her husband. In 1991, the Jim Elliot Christian School was created in Denver, Colorado. In 1997, the Jim Elliot Christian High School was founded in Lodi, California.
  • 1953
    Age 25
    On October 8, 1953, he married fellow Wheaton alumna and missionary Elisabeth Howard.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding was a simple civil ceremony held in Quito. Ed and Marilou McCully were the witnesses. The couple then took a brief honeymoon to Panama and Costa Rica, then returned to Ecuador. Their only child, Valerie, was born February 27, 1955. While working with Quechua Indians, Elliot began preparing to reach the Huaorani. Elliot and four other missionaries – Ed McCully, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming, and their pilot, Nate Saint – made contact from their airplane with the Huaorani using a loudspeaker and a basket to pass down gifts. After several months, the men decided to build a base a short distance from the Indian village, along the Curaray River. There they were approached one time by a small group of Huaorani and even gave an airplane ride to one curious Huaorani whom they called "George" (his real name was Naenkiwi). Encouraged by these friendly encounters, they began plans to visit the Huaorani, without knowing that Naenkiwi had lied to the others about the missionaries' intentions.
  • 1952
    Age 24
    Elliot and Fleming arrived in Ecuador on February 21, 1952, with the purpose of evangelizing Ecuador's Quechua Indians.
    More Details Hide Details They first stayed in Quito, and then moved to the jungle. They took up residence at the Shandia mission station.
  • 1951
    Age 23
    Instead, Elliot spent the winter and spring of 1951 working with his friend Ed McCully in Chester, Illinois, running a radio program, preaching in prisons, holding evangelistic rallies, and teaching Sunday school.
    More Details Hide Details McCully married later that summer, forcing Elliot to look elsewhere for an unmarried man with whom he could begin working in Ecuador. That man turned out to be Pete Fleming, a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in philosophy. He corresponded frequently with Elliot, and by September he was convinced of his calling to Ecuador. In the meantime, Elliot visited friends on the east coast, including Elisabeth. In his journal he expressed hope that they would be able to be married, but at the same time felt that he was called to go to Ecuador without her. Elliot returned to Portland in November and began to prepare to leave the country.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1947
    Age 19
    During summer 1947, after his second year of college, he and his friend Ron Harris did missions work in Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details He stayed there for six weeks, working with and learning from a local missionary family. At the end of the following year, he attended the International Student Missionary Convention, sponsored by InterVarsity. There he met a missionary to Brazil, and this encounter led him to more firmly believe that his missionary calling was to tribal work in South America. At the beginning of Elliot's third year at Wheaton, he decided to pursue a major in Greek, believing that it would both help him in his personal study of the Bible and make it easier to translate the Scriptures into the language of a people unreached by missionaries. Although he believed that romantic relationships often distracted people from pursuing God's will, Elliot became interested in one of his classmates, Elisabeth Howard, who was also his roommate's sister. He took advantage of opportunities to get to know her and her family better. They agreed that they were attracted to each other, but not being convinced of God's leading, they did not immediately pursue a relationship.
  • 1945
    Age 17
    In 1945, Jim Elliot entered Wheaton College, a private Christian college in Illinois.
    More Details Hide Details Believing in the value of physical conditioning and discipline, he joined the wrestling team during his first year. The following year, he refused a staff position within the college that would have given him a free year of tuition but also a significant time commitment and what he considered foolish responsibilities. He was not even fully convinced of the value of his studies, considering subjects such as philosophy, politics and anthropology to be distractions to one attempting to follow God. After a semester of relatively low grades, he wrote to his parents that he was unapologetic, deeming study of the Bible more important. Elliot's interest in missions solidified during his years at Wheaton. He soon followed the pattern of other "faith missions" by not seeking to be sponsored by a denomination. A member of the campus organization Student Foreign Missions Fellowship with his roommate David Howard, Elliot spoke to an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship group on the role of the Holy Spirit in missions.
  • 1941
    Age 13
    In 1941, Elliot entered Benson Polytechnic High School, studying architectural drawing.
    More Details Hide Details There he participated in numerous activities, including the school newspaper, the wrestling team, school plays, and the public-speaking club. His acting ability led some of the teachers in the school to suggest that he pursue acting as a career, and his oratorical skills were similarly lauded—after preparing and delivering a speech in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt hours after his death, a faculty member praised it. Elliot used his speaking ability regularly. A classmate recounts how Elliot quoted the Bible to the president of the student body as an explanation for his refusal to attend a school party. Another time, Elliot risked expulsion from the public-speaking club by refusing to give a political speech, believing that Christians were not to involve themselves in politics. A pacifist, he rejected the idea of using force to eliminate slavery in Africa, and he was prepared to stand as a conscientious objector had he been drafted to serve in World War II.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1927.
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